1.
What kind of vectors represent forces acting on a rigid body that can be moved
along their lines of action?
a. bound vectors
b. free vectors
c. sliding vectors
d. fixed vectors
2.
Given F = <56, 12, -38> Newtons applied at point X, x-axis is the width (w = 4),
y-axis is the length (l = 7), and z-axis is the height
(h = 3) of the rectangle, and origin at point A, what is the moment of the force F
about the line AB?
a. 0, 320, 0
b. 302, 0, 0
c. 320, 0, 0
d. 0, 0, 344
3.
Resolve the force F1 into components acting along the u and v axes and determine the magnitude of
the components.
a. 1 = 376 , 1 = 482
b. 1 = 260 , 1 = 230
c. 1 = 205 , 1 = 160
d. 1 = 260 , 1 = 150
4.
5.
Two forces P and Q are applied at point A and are both directed away
from it (see figure). If the resultant force of both forces is purely vertical,
which of the following values for the angle will give the minimum value
of Q?
a. 0
b. 30
c. 45
d. 60
6.
7.
P = 30 N
8.
9.
30
10. Given that the vector FA has a magnitude of 500 N, which of the statements below is/are not
true about the figure shown in the right?
1 - The angle z of vector FA has a value of 60.5.
2 - FA has a y-component of 321 N.
3 - FA forms a 40 angle with respect to the x-axis.
4 - The x-component of FA is 383 N.
a.
b.
c.
d.
1 only
1 and 3
4 only
3 and 4
11. Which statement on vector operation using graphical solution is NOT true?
a. A head-to-tail fashion of connecting vectors is used in Triangle method.
b. The longer diagonal formed is the resultant vector when adding two vector using Parallelogram method.
c. There is still a visible resultant vector when adding and/or subtracting more than two coplanar vectors using Triangle method.
d. Parallelogram law cannot be proved or derived mathematically since it is based on experimental evidence.
12. Which among the support type has single unknown variable? Consider all surfaces frictionless.
I.
Pin connection
II. Collar on rod
III. Roller
IV. Ball and socket
a.
b.
c.
d.
I & II
II & III
III & IV
I, II, III, & IV
13. Given the figure on the right and that the force vector T has a magnitude of 250 N and = 60, which among
the statements is/are true?
1 - The x-component of R is 217 N.
2 - The vectors are all contained in the same plane.
3 - At most three unknowns can be solved.
4 - The resultant of all the vectors is zero.
a.
b.
c.
d.
1 and 2
2 only
3 only
2 and 4
I & II
II only
I & III
II & III
15. A force = 5, 12, 6 is acted upon particle A located at (3, 5, 6) . Knowing that point O is origin, what is the magnitude of the
moment of F about line OA?
a. 42 N-m
b. 81 N-m
c. 8 N-m
d. 2 N-m
PROBLEM SOLVING
1.
2.
3.
The ends of the three cables are attached at A and to the edges of the uniform
plate as shown in the figure below. Knowing that the magnitude of the tension
in cable AB (TAB) is 15 kN, determine using vector operations:
a. The smaller angle between cables AB and AD.
b. The component of TAB perpendicular to the plane containing cables AC
and AD. Express your answer in vector form.
4.
A is a vector that passes through the points P (1, 2, 2) to Q (-5, -1, 4) and has a magnitude of 400 N. Line BC is lying on the x-z
plane. If line YZ starts from the origin and has a line of action that is directed exactly between the positive x and z axes, what is the
moment of A about the line YZ?
5.
Determine the magnitude of force F so that the resultant FR of the three forces is as
small as possible.
ANSWER KEY
3.
a. The smaller angle between cables AB and AD.
= 82 + 122 + 02 = 413
= 42 + 62 + 122 = 14
= 14
= 14
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. c
2. b
3. c
4. b
5. a
6. c
7. c
8. c
9. b
10. d
11. b
12. b
13. d
14. a
15. a
|||| =
=
||||
(4)(4) + (6)(6) + (12)(12)
=
= 0.46938
(14)(14)
1 (0.46938)
=
= .
b.
PROBLEM SOLVING
1.
= 4, 6, 1
= 120, 24, 28
120, 24, 28
= 0.9559, 0.1910, 0.2230
1202 + 242 + 282
= = . , . , .
=
4.
6 3 2
2400 1200 800
= || = 400 , , =
,
,
7 7 7
7
7
7
= .
rOA:
2.
A (0, 30, 0)
B (-6, 0, 7.5)
C (18, 0, 5.5)
D (-6, 0, -22.5)
= 450
= 18, 30, 5.5
|| 35.42
900 1500
25
=
,
,
1771 1771 161
= 0, 0, 30
= 0, 0, 1
= 24, 0, 2
b.
1
2 |
69.88
=
9147.36
= =
= .
450
7
7
7
2 2400 1 800
2 2 800 2 1200
|| =
(
)+0(
)
2
3 7
3
7
3
7
3 7
2 1 1200 2 2400
+
(
)
2
3
7
3
7
|| = 255.9053113
|| .
= ( )
0
0
= | 24
0
228.68 381.14
= , .
(1,2,2) (0,0,0)
1, 2, 2
=
|(1,2,2) (0,0,0)| 12 + 22 + 22
1 2 2
= , ,
3 3 3
a.
5.
= :
= 20 (5) cos 45
= 16.0 0.7071
= :
= 20 (5) 12 + sin 45
= 0.7071
BIBLIOGRAPHY
| | = 2 + 2
2
= 2 22.63
2
= 2 22.63 = 0
= . = .
= 0.